FanDuel NBA DFS Core Plays & Cheat Sheet – January 15, 2020

Sharing core plays and a cheat sheet for January 15, 2020, NBA DFS slate on FanDuel.

Welcome to our NBA Core Plays & Cheat Sheet column for FanDuel.

We’ll be sharing this article with you for all main slates (2 games+) over the course of the 2019-2020 NBA season. We hope you enjoy!

Core Plays

I’m loving the idea of pounding the middle tier tonight…

Four of my favourites on the slate are Buddy Hield ($5,800), Kemba Walker ($6,700), Myles Turner ($6,300) and Al Horford ($6,700).

In Horford’s case, I have no idea why FanDuel hasn’t priced him up over $7,000 with the way he’s playing in the absence of Joel Embiid. The advanced metrics, leading indicators and recent production are all tremendous. He’s scored 35+ FP in 3 straight games, playing mid-30s minutes with a nice low 20s usage rate average, and should shine against Brooklyn playing their second game in as many nights.

Hield’s minutes have continued to be high-end for a middle-tier SG, and while the value is there at only $5,800, I’m all about him in just about any format. He’s scored below a 4.0 value score in only 1 game since December 26th, and has 31+ in 7 of his last 9 games. He’s been productive against DAL lately, and should be able to do solid damage tonight at this price.

Walker’s price is far too low in my eyes, especially because the last 2 games of 29 and 28 minutes respectively are easily explained by easy wins (including a +35 point laugher against the Pelicans). Even though BOS are 9 point favourites at home today, DET has been a bottom 3 team defensively overall in the last month, and BOS should be able to take full advantage. I’m a fan of a Walker-Horford tandem here.

Lastly is Turner, who is a great GPP option just about every night thanks to the steals and blocks upside. MIN has allowed the third highest production to opposing bigs in the last couple weeks at 56.4 FPPG, including a hefty 3.65 BLK/G to opposing Cs in that time with 18.41 REB/G allowed as well. I like him even more if Karl-Anthony Towns is in fact going to miss this one again (keep an eye on the news for more as the day unfolds).

Cheat Sheet – Main Slate

$ TierPGSGSFPFC
High
Ben Simmons
(8.5k / 44.20)
Zach LaVine
(8.3k / 43.07)
Pascal Siakam
(7.9k / 35.98)
Bam Adebayo
(8.2k / 42.56)
Nikola Jokic
(9.7k / 46.06)
Damian Lillard
(8.7k / 46.06)
Jimmy Butler
(8.8k / 45.71)
Russell Westbrook
(9.2k / 47.77)
Medium
Kemba Walker
(6.7k / 38.99)
Buddy Hield
(5.8k / 32.78)
Jaylen Brown
(6.1k / 36.43)
Al Horford
(6.7k / 33.20)
Myles Turner
(6.3k / 30.60)
Terry Rozier
(6.4k / 30.35)
Josh Richardson
(5.7k / 31.08)
Tobias Harris
(6.6k / 36.29)
LaMarcus Aldridge
(7.2k / 38.01)
Clint Capela
(7.8k / 41.77)
Chris Paul
(7k / 34.65)
DeMar DeRozan
(7.8k / 38.78)
Will Barton
(6.8k / 34.71)
Low
Tomas Satoransky
(4.6k / 27.41)
Terrence Ross
(4.7k / 28.56)
Harrison Barnes
(4.8k / 26.23)
P.J. Tucker
(3.9k / 23.78)
Enes Kanter
(5.5k / 31.29)
Ishmael Smith
(5.1k / 25.62)
Norman Powell
(4.8k / 24.41)
Troy Brown
(5.6k / 29.03)
Nemanja Bjelica
(5.3k / 30.98)
Duncan Robinson
(3.9k / 22.26)
Jerami Grant
(4k / 24.62)

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